The Imphal Valley is an oval shaped valley which is drained by several small rivers originating from the numerous small hills surrounding it. These include Imphal River
, Thoubal, Iril, Sekmai and Khuga. This valley stretches about 1,843 sq km which accounts for one tenth of the total land area of Manipur
. The southern portion contains a number of lakes and marshes, of which Loktak Lake
is the most famous.
Imphal Valley is home to 70 percent of the total population of Manipur. This valley has a number of places of tourist importance such as Palace of Kangla, Polo Ground, and Manipur State Museum.